My history topic for January 2022 is Stories Behind Paintings, and this got me thinking about paintings as historical sources for research. Often when thinking about sources for history we think about written texts, but there are so many other valuable types of sources out there! I've created this guide as a bit of an … Continue reading A Guide to Non-Written Sources
I've been both sides of the searchroom desk as a researcher and also as an Archives Assistant, so I've put my knowledge to good use and made this guide for anyone wanting to access archives but are not quite sure where to start. I hope you find this guide helpful! Archives for Beginners Download Never … Continue reading Archives for Beginners
Want to write some historical content but don't know where to start finding sources? Then check out my Top 10 Sources booklet below! Free to download, this highlights some of the key resources I use for creating my history blog posts and Snapshot of History videos. I hope you find it helpful, if you find … Continue reading Top 10 Sources
When I started this blog at the end of my history and sociology degree in June 2016, I had no idea where it would lead. Upon graduating I knew I didn’t want to say goodbye to historical research and writing, so created this blog as an outlet for my research. I had a bit of … Continue reading Some Sources Say Turns 5!
In 1142 after nearly a decade of war Empress Matilda must have realized that the crown of England would never be placed upon her head. Her chance had come and gone in the dramatic events of 1141, when she had been bested by the equally formidable Matilda of Boulogne. However, just because she knew the … Continue reading The Rise of the Angevins